Steve Burkholder
Former Mayor of Lakewood • Lakewood, CO

Steve Burkholder is the owner of the A & S Group, a consulting and marketing organization. He is a senior fellow of the Institute on the Common Good at Regis University. He is the former executive director of Colorado’s Future, a private nonprofit, non-partisan group organized to “Build a Better Colorado.” He was the Mayor of Lakewood, Colorado’s fourth largest city, from 1999 to 2007.

Mr. Burkholder has participated in or facilitated numerous local, national, and international workshops on leadership development, economic development, urban design, tax policy, ethics, inclusiveness, and community governance. In the business community, he spent over 30 years in the retail and wholesale sectors. He has served on Boards of Directors for both private and public institutions.

Mr. Burkholder grew up in metro Denver and moved to Lakewood in 1963. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Mr. Burkholder and his wife, Anne, have been married 45 years and appreciate how fortunate they are to live, work, and play in the American West.